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(LA Times)   There are over 10 million people in LA, which was obvious to anyone on the 405 this morning   (latimes.com) divider line 26
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2014-03-28 04:36:28 PM
3 votes:
10 million people, and almost 20 Americans.
2014-03-28 04:35:58 PM
3 votes:
I have so many cities that I want to visit and LA is straight at the bottom of the list.

/Superficial and fake=no thanks
2014-03-28 05:01:43 PM
2 votes:
WInter, 2014

LA-

img.fark.net

Rest of the Country:

media.hometeamsonline.com


/haters gon hate
2014-03-28 04:37:16 PM
2 votes:
Actually, traffic was super-breezy this morning. I made it from Sepulveda to Broadway in 25 mins. I left the house @ a gentlemanly 0645. Had I left 20 minutes later, that 25 minute jaunt would have easily been an hour. Timing is everything whilst driving the mean freeways and streets of LA.

/CSB
2014-03-28 04:31:23 PM
2 votes:
Walking in L.A. Walking in L.A.? Nobody walks in L.A.
2014-03-28 03:48:29 PM
2 votes:
On its own, LA would be the 87th most populous nation, edging out Bolivia, Hungary, Sweden, and just behind Benin. But at just 4,752 sq miles, it would be the 175th largest nation, down there with Brunei, Trinidad and Tobago, and French Polynesia. So basically, it's a country the size of Sweden, crammed into an area 1/2030th the size.

No wonder they have shiatty traffic.
2014-03-28 03:17:35 PM
2 votes:
Every once in a while I miss living in L.A., and then I remember the traffic, graffiti, constant sound of sirens blaring and I find myself relieved to be out of that crazy place.
2014-03-29 01:40:42 AM
1 votes:
Approximately 20,000 people just died in an earthquake, massive fires are spreading throughout the region, and hordes of illegal immigrants are pelting drivers with Hispanic cheese.  Non-Californians: I encourage you as strongly as possible to NOT move here!  It's a dystopian nightmare!
2014-03-28 11:25:53 PM
1 votes:
I live in the valley, 15 minutes from work.  Rarely take the freeway. When I do, it's not a big deal, I just leave the proper amount of time. We tend to think of places in terms of how many minutes to get there, not how many miles.

Weather is great, I find the people here are better than many places I visit, especially in terms of tolerance of people who aren't like them.  We could use more rain though.
2014-03-28 08:07:19 PM
1 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: TheJoe03

I'm from the Bay but now that Frisco has become an elitist yuppie hellhole, I'd say LA is better. Better weather and more attractive women and an actual middle and working class.

/San Jose


Yeah, I'm calling shenanigans. No one from the Bay area calls the city "Frisco". That's something that dopey tourists do.


I say it to piss off the elitist SF dicks that are mostly from out of state but want to act like they are legit SFers. The funny thing is that the rest of the Bay does call it Frisco at times, while in your very own city the minorities (blacks and Latinos) and old school SFers that are being forced out by the douchebags that whine about the term, still use the word. I say it to weed out the people in SF I can't stand, which at this point is like 75% of the city.
2014-03-28 06:19:23 PM
1 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.


As a native Southern Californian now living in San Francisco for 20 years I can explain the reason for the regional usage:

In SoCal people know and refer to the freeways by their given name: The San Diego Fwy (405), The Santa Ana Fwy (5), The Long Beach Fwy (710), The Garden Grove Fwy (22), The San Bernadino Fwy (605), etc.

In NorCal, the freeways have names but few people know the names, just the route numbers: 101, 280, 880, 85, 680, 580, etc.

So in SoCal the definite article is in reference to the freeway name "Take the San Diego Fwy south to the Long Beach Fwy south." which becomes "Take the 405 south to the 710 south."

In NorCal it's "Take [route] 280 south to [route] 85 south." which becomes "Take 280 south to 85 south."

Depending where I am, I switch modes. It's funny, you can use this to tell where someone is from in CA with no other accent marker.
2014-03-28 06:14:08 PM
1 votes:

SurelyShirley: ReverendJynxed: Is that with or without counting the undocumented illegals?

Are there any documented ones?


Technically, yes there are. Jails are full of them actually. The ones waiting out their sentence before deportation.
2014-03-28 05:37:57 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: There's only 1.6 million people in New York County, therefore LA > NY.


LA county 4200 sq miles
NY county less than 40 sq miles
2014-03-28 05:27:34 PM
1 votes:
I grew up in So. Cal and I just can't bring myself to miss it.  I lived in Berdoo, commuted to L.A. or O.C. for work as a finish carpenter.   We'd leave before the sun came up and get home after it had set.  Only thing I used to miss was the money I'd make back then.

/csb

As an aside, I wonder how many people have left that area for somewhere else due to the rising population.
2014-03-28 05:23:15 PM
1 votes:

drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

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Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate


Cali-
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Rest of the Country:
i.imgur.com

/haters gon hate.
2014-03-28 05:01:35 PM
1 votes:
Eh, L.A. was a nice place to visit, but I am glad that I don't live there.

Now NYC.....that is a place I have no desire to go.  I just don't like large cities, but at least L.A. has the climate to make me forget that.
2014-03-28 05:01:27 PM
1 votes:
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2014-03-28 04:56:59 PM
1 votes:
That is nice.... now take into account it is a big honking ass county in area, and it drops to 47th:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_statistics_of_the_United_States #M ost_densely_populated
2014-03-28 04:53:26 PM
1 votes:

shamalamadingdong: Buttknuckle: I have so many cities that I want to visit and LA is straight at the bottom of the list.

/Superficial and fake=no thanks
 You know, I hear that shiat a lot from people who have never been to L.A.  And I've been all around the world, and I've found that the ratio of superficial and fake people stays around the same just about everywhere I go.  Every town in every country has salt of the earth and snakes in the grass.  I do find, however, that the rate of judgmental, ignorant twats who think they know all there is to know about L.A. and its denizens from watching TV and anecdotes from other judgmental twats, jumps when you leave Southern California.


I love it there.  Lots of culture, lots of great places to eat, I find people there to be very polite and friendly actually.
2014-03-28 04:53:05 PM
1 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.


Huh. I thought that was a West Coast thing. Out here, we only use "the" when the road has a name - the JFX, the LIE, the Capitol Beltway, the Belt Parkway, the Baltimore Beltway, the John Hanson Highway, etc.

95 is just "95".

// or "I-95", if you're a pedantic douchey timewasting farkstick
2014-03-28 04:50:38 PM
1 votes:

Buttknuckle: I have so many cities that I want to visit and LA is straight at the bottom of the list.

/Superficial and fake=no thanks

 You know, I hear that shiat a lot from people who have never been to L.A.  And I've been all around the world, and I've found that the ratio of superficial and fake people stays around the same just about everywhere I go.  Every town in every country has salt of the earth and snakes in the grass.  I do find, however, that the rate of judgmental, ignorant twats who think they know all there is to know about L.A. and its denizens from watching TV and anecdotes from other judgmental twats, jumps when you leave Southern California.
2014-03-28 04:38:59 PM
1 votes:
"...people in LA ..."

forum.sportsmogul.com
2014-03-28 04:30:27 PM
1 votes:
You deserve it for living there.
2014-03-28 03:48:15 PM
1 votes:
Hate New York City
It's cold and it's damp
And all the people dressed like monkeys
Let's leave Chicago to the Eskimos
That town's a little too rugged
For you and me, you bad girl

Rollin' down the Imperial Highway
With a big nasty redhead at my side
Santa Ana winds blowin' hot from the north
And we was born to ride

Roll down the window, put down the top
Crank up the Beach Boys, baby
Don't let the music stop
We're gonna ride it till we just can't ride it no more

From the South Bay to the Valley
From the West Side to the East Side
Everybody's very happy
'Cause the sun is shining all the time
Looks like another perfect day

I love L.A. (We love it)
I love L.A. (We love it)

Look at that mountain
Look at those trees
Look at that bum over there, man
He's down on his knees
Look at these women
There ain't nothin' like em nowhere

Century Boulevard (We love it)
Victory Boulevard (We love it)
Santa Monica Boulevard (We love it)
Sixth Street (We love it, we love it)
We love L.A.

I love L.A. (We love it)
I love L.A. (We love it)
I love L.A. (We love it)
2014-03-28 03:32:49 PM
1 votes:

vernonFL: I love Los Angeles, but then again I stay in a really nice area- Palos Verdes- and I don't drive long distances.


I don't blame you, you live in paradise....not in the valley.
2014-03-28 03:24:21 PM
1 votes:
I love Los Angeles, but then again I stay in a really nice area- Palos Verdes- and I don't drive long distances.
 
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